Ghost Fleet

"Ghost Fleet" delves into Thailand's fishing industry, which supplies a large portion of the world’s seafood. The country’s giant fishing fleet is chronically short of up to 60,000 fishermen per year, leaving captains scrambling to find crew.

Human traffickers have seized upon the labor shortage, selling captives from Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos and across Southeast Asia for a few hundred dollars each.

Once at sea, the men often go months, or even years, without setting foot on land. Beaten, starved and held in cages, men are forced to work for little or no pay.

Thousands of slaves currently work in the Thailand’s seafood industry.

This film has hardly anything to do with ecology. Since slavery is the extreme opposite of fairtrade and this is the production of cheap fish from Asia, we still want to mention the film on our page.

Director(s): Shannon Service, Jeffrey Waldron
Production: Jon Bowermaster, Shannon Service, Paul G. Allen, Rocky Collins, Jannat Gargi, Greg Kwedar, Aimee Link, Carole Tomko
Music: Mark Degli Antoni
Actors: Patima Tungpuchayakul, Sompong Srakaew, Win, Paisarn, Sornluck, Amnaj, Tun Lin, Praseth, Oi, Bustar, Kala, Maung, Kai-U, Kasim, Tum, Yod, Nong, Pong, Ploy, Prayut Chan-O-Cha
Year: 2018
Duration: 90 min
Our age recommendation: 18
Language (audio): English, Thai, Indonesian
Language (subtitles): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: Indonesia, Thailand
Screening rights: Vulcan Productions ()

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Main topic(s): Fairtrade + Economy
Secondary topics: money spirituality overfishing activism
Mentions: slavery LPN fishing forced labor activism overfishing human rights ocean
Topic Page(s): Fairtrade + Economy

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